Mittens for Detroit collects thousands of pairs of new mittens and gloves every year, for distribution to children and adults in Detroit, Hamtramck, Highland Park, and Dearborn. In order to process these tens of thousands of pairs, we need many volunteers to lend a hand in The Big Sort!
The Big Sort is a series of sorting events that occur from November 1st to March 15th each year. Dates are set up at the convenience of the volunteer group to come to our office to sort, count, and pack the collections of pairs that come in, so that the agencies can come to pick up their boxes.
This is a TEAM event, with your group having between 5 - 20 people from your office, community group, sorority, company, sports or dance team, and the like. This is not an individual person opportunity at this point. This is a great opportunity for office groups, community service organizations, and the like. Participant minimum age is 18 years old.
The task involves physically counting and sorting the pairs, tracking the numbers, and helping to get the boxes to the curb for agencies if they come to pick them up. The event is set up by the team leader from your group, committing to a number of volunteers for 2-3 hours of sorting.
- Data Entry
- Inventory Management
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Must be at least 18
- Each volunteer group will work from 2-3 hours
- Cheerfulness, Cooperation, and Fun required!